Undergraduate Students

Aayah Nahhas

Aayah Nahhas is a Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Houston. After graduating, she plans on gaining more experience in the medical device industry and would like to focus her career around imaging.

Erica Agbadiba
2018-Present

Erica Agbadiba is an undergraduate student at the University of Houston. As a sophomore, Erica is majoring in biomedical engineering while going the pre-medical route. After graduating, Erica plans on going straight to medical school to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Noemi Bustamante
2017-Present

Noemi Bustamante is a prospective veterinary student, with a major in Retailing and Consumer Science with two minors: biology and entrepreneurship. She works alongside Raksha learning from various studies using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This noninvasive imaging technique is used in studies involving the maternal consumption of cannabinoids, alcohol, and nicotine in mice. After graduation, she plans on taking the skills she has acquired when she attends veterinary school.

Amur kouka
2017-Present

Amur Kouka is an undergraduate student in the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Houston. Her research mainly focuses on using optical coherence tomography (OCT), an optical imaging technique to study embryonic development. She is currently exploring the effects of maternal consumption of alcohol, nicotine, and cannabinoids in prenatal mice with the use of OCT as a noninvasive imaging technique. She is currently studying Mathematical Biology with the hopes of entering veterinary school.

Triet Le
2017-Present

Triet Le is a biotechnology student at the University of Houston. Currently working on colon project which using air-buff OCE system to screen for cancerous rodent samples. Upon graduating, Triet wants to pursue a career in the medical field.

Christopher Smith
2017-Present

Christopher Smith is an undergraduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. Presently, he is using OCE to quantify biomechanical effects of corneal disease treatments and of chronic skin disease. Upon graduation, Christopher plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with a focus on biophotonics.

Connie Yan
2018-Present

Connie Yan is an undergraduate student in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston. She is majoring in Human Nutrition and Foods and plans on going to medical school in hopes of becoming a fetal surgeon after graduation.